Monday, March 2, 2009

Nice Rack

I love seeing your mess. So you must love seeing mine. This sort of logic doesn't work in every situation...but in this case, I can bank on it. Your mess gives me such pleasure! No really. Doesn't it make you feel better knowing that you aren't the only Messy Bessy out there?! It forms a connection. It relays humanity. And it makes me feel better about myself just knowing that somewhere (in your house) stashed in a closet or crammed in a drawer or behind a closed door that there is a mountain of clutter aching to spill onto the nearest possible surface. It could take out a grown man - it could eat a small child - it's awesome!

We have many a crammed, jammed and slammed doors in our little home. And one of them is under the sink. In most homes, below the basin lives the Anna Nicole Smith of slobby trainwrecks.


Our problem is that my boyfriend likes to keep cleaning supplies down there and I like to store oil and vinegar in there. I don't really know why I do that...yes, I do. That was a lie. Forgive me Jesus. Thank you, amen. It's because my mother does it. That's where her oil and vinegar are...hence, this apple keeps her apple cider vinegar where the tree did.


So with a little help from this "organize-anything-post" from the fab youngsters - I was able to quickly separate and clean out the pipes...err...under the pipes. I separated the cleaning stuff into one huge pile and the more edible stuff into a different pile.


Then I wiped down the cabinet before nagging sweetly convincing Jeremy to install the new Ikea sliding rack. All that empty space that was too far back and too hard to access is now useful and utilized. One thousand and two points - IKEA. Seven points me for successfully coercing my boyfriend.


So check it out! Cool beans, right?! I filled the slidey storage thingie with everything for cleaning the kitchen. All the other miscellaneous cleaning supplies (like the swiffer stuff and the grill cleaner) got reallocated to more appropriate locations.


And now my oils are clearly separated from the cleaning stuff. Whew! And in the middle of the cabinet lives the the trash bags and the Clorox wipes - dude, I know it is a waste of money but I love me these wipes...I would bathe with them if Jeremy would let me.


So....tada! Doesn't it look like a thousand bazillion times better? Don't worry though - I still have many more cabinets (and closets - heck, whole rooms) that need a bit o' organization...so you aren't alone friends!


And for all of you that had such wonderful input on my rug situation - you confirmed it - it is too small for the massive amounts of wood that need to be covered in the kitchen. But I definitely appreciate all you folks who recommended that I move it to the sink area - it looks mucho bueno! Of course, now my boyfriend is the only one who gets to benefit from the cushiness seeing as he is the dishes-man. Hey - I cook, he does the dishes....I say it's a good deal.

What else is a good deal? You coming into my kitchen and telling me I have a nice rack...and in return, I swear I won't think you are creepy or lezzie :)

18 comments:

Mrs. 5C said...

haha! I LOVE your humor. :)
Also... thank you for showing us your mess. I agree. It's nice to know that people with perfect kitchens have messiness lurking behind those gorgeous cabinets. ;)

kari said...

That looks awesome! I'm loving your new rack.

Heidi said...

Hilarious! What would the world be like without Ikea??? I'm too scared to even think of an answer.

queenbee said...

I loved looking at your mess. I have so many of these I could probably write a blog post about one of them every day for a few weeks, months maybe even the rest of the year. Um, I think I just came up with something.

Stacy said...

Love your rack...we keep cleaning supplies and our garbage can under the kitchen sink, and my hubby just installed a sliding rack for our garbage can...I love it! So, can you tell me where you found the fabulous giant clock I spy on your counter top? I love that!

Kelli said...

Your rack is gorgeous, I wish I had one like it! The first part of your post made me think of an episode of Friends where Chandler finds Monica's messy closet. Fun times.

Tamstyles said...

I agree I like seeing others showcase their mess.

Emily said...

You know when people get new racks and the person with the original (or no) rack is jealous so says mean things about the other person's new rack? That's not my style at all. No. Not even if the new rack is from a store the no-rack girl can't get to. Nope, that's not me.

It does look fabulous though. And I love the rug in front of the sink!

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

Ah . . . your ex-mess has inspired me! Except we have no Ikea near here so I will have to do some looking for a nice rack like yours :-) And the rug looks mucho better in front of the sink.

20-Something Superhero said...

Loving the organization post!! In a random burst of energy yesterday, I also did some organizing. However, it was unplanned, so no BEFORE photos.... Shoot. Loving that you moved the rug to the sink!!

Lindsay said...

The rug looks wonderful in that spot! perfect. Love you're organizing too!

Diana said...

Hi, just found your blog recently and wanted to say how much I'm enjoying it. You are so funny! Keep up the good work. (Oh, and don't worry, we all have a messy drawer/closet/room...or 12!)

Kim said...

That looks great. I'd like to get my hands on one of those slidey things.

I laughed so hard at the "Forgive me Jesus. Thank you, Amen." line... I'm hardly able to pull it together.

Joi said...

I think the rug is perfect there and no need for a bigger size!

Just my two cents! : )

Michael said...

LOL..hey, nice rack. I'm rolling at the creepy/lezzie comment. (The rug looks awesome there, btw!)

*claire* said...

looks good! very industrious!!

btw - i freaking love those chlorox wipes too!!! i don't feel like my counters are clean until i've used one of them!

love the new rug location too! :)

Jennifer said...

I'm a seriously Messy Bessy! And I swear I clean out under the sink every now and then -- how does it get so messy?? I must need one of those handy-dandy racks.

Oh I am laughing out loud that you keep your olive oil under the sink because that is just the sort of thing I would acquire from my mom. I can't tell you how many times Wes has asked, "what in the world are you doing?" only to have me answer, "what? this is how my mom does it ..."

fittingbackin said...

hehe you're funny. Love your rack! Want to go to Ikea and get one myself!